About Us

Meet Lionsmark Capital's founder & CEO Darren Sugiyama...

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Darren Sugiyama

Founder & CEO

Darren Sugiyama is the founder & CEO of Lionsmark Capital.

Prior to Lionsmark, Darren founded DaVinci Financial, a multi-office life insurance firm responsible for over 25% of Pacific Life’s policy count in Orange County in , California in 2017, and 39% of Penn Mutual's life insurance policy sales in the county in 2019.

Prior to DaVinci, Darren founded Apex Outsourcing Insurance Services which became the #1 brokerage firm in the country with Kaiser Permanente, #1 in the country with Health Net, #2 in the state of California with Aetna, and #1 in Orange County, California with Blue Shield, concurrently.

Prior to Apex, Darren specialized in working with at-risk youths as the Director of a gang-prevention program in Long Beach, California and as a counselor in Halawa Prison in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Darren is the acclaimed author of How I Built A $37 Million Insurance Agency In Less Than 7 Years, along with eight additional published books distributed internationally, including Premium Financed Life Insurance - The Key To Effective Estate Tax Planning, and is also a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker.

 

He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University, and a M.Ed. in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Darren is married and currently lives with his wife and son in Orange County, California.

For more information about Darren, CLICK HERE to visit his personal website.

Testimonials

Watch this a 6-minute montage of CPAs, Attorneys, Advisors,and BGAs talking about their experience working with Darren Sugiyama & Lionsmark Capital (this is the same video on our homepage)...

To watch the full testimonial of each person interviewed, click on the videos below...

JIM CHAPEL

President - FMC Financial

TODD PETIT

Assistant Vice-President - Allianz Life

RICHARD MYERSON, CPA, CLU, ChFC

Framework Insurance & Financial Solutions

SHANNON ELLOITTE, JD, LL.M

Tax Attorney - Colony Family Office

BARRY BOSCOE

President - Brighton Advisory Group

BOB LARSEN

President, Rushmore Private Client Group

ANTON ANDERSON

Managing Partner - Elite Resource Team

FORREST MORROW, III

Founder - Evidence Based Investing, LLC

SIMON "STUFFY" SINGER

Center for Tax Strategies & Resources

ANTHONY STANEK

VP of Sales - Lincoln Financial Group

IAN WELHAM, CPA

HaydenRock

MIKE RODMAN

CEO - Best Practices Of America

VICTOR PAZ

Senior VP - LWT General Agency

TED GRIFFIN

President - Griffin Financial Group

KEN SMITH

Managing Partner - Elite Resource Team

RAY TOM

Premier Financial Alliance

MICHAEL ROSSI

President - Advisors Equity Group

JENA WILSON

Director of Biz Dev - HaydenRock

JEFFREY P. REID

CEO - LifeRisk Architects

LINA LOH, MBA, EA, NPTI Fellow

President - Lina's Tax Team

DAVE DOERR

CEO - Doerr Consulting Group

GURDAYAL SINGH

Corporate & Family CFO

BOB COLEMAN

Virtual Family Office

ERIC FREUNDT

VP - The Producers Group

LES GOLDSTEIN

Founder - PFS Wealth Management

Carrier, IMO, & BGA Relationships

Lionsmark Capital has great relationships with just about every carrier in the industry including (but not limited to) Allianz, Columbus Life, Global Atlantic, John Hancock, Lincoln, Mass Mutual, Nationwide, National Life Group, New York Life, Pacific Life, Penn Mutual, Securian, Symetra, and Zurich. 
 
In fact, we are one out of only 8 premium financing intermediaries in the country approved by National Life Group (see below).

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Lionsmark Capital has been recognized and endorsed by some of the top organizations in the life insurance industry.  Our managing partners have been honored as subject experts and guest speakers at several National Symposiums for both carriers and top producer groups.  Below are a few events wherein we have been featured subject expert speakers on premium financing.

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